Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Purdue University, 1955. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1959.
From assistant to associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1959-1967; professor animal nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1967-1970; head department dairy and animal science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1970-1979; associate director agricultural experiment station, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1979-1980; director agricultural research, associate dean, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1980-1998; executive vice president, American Registry Professional Animal Scientists, Savay, Illinois, since 1998.
Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Nutritional Science, American Dairy Science Association (president 1984-1985, Nutrition Research award 1966, award of Honor 1993, Distinguished Service award 2003). Member: National Agricultural Biotechnology Council (chair 1993-1994), American Society Animal Science, American Society Nutrition, Rotary, Sigma Xi.
Married D. Elaine Blain, June 8, 1952. Children: Pamela K. Baumgardt Farley, Teresa Jo Baumgardt Adolfsen, Donald Ray.